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McMoney: Big Labor's Cash Flow

Webinar on union front groups features Center expert

Webinar on union front groups features Center expert.

Center Experts Address Props 1, 2 and 4

Analsysts on Fox Business, WDIV, WDET

What's Hiding Under the MASC?

It's Not Easy Getting Answers out of the MEDC

… as $2 million to the SEIU subsidiary even if they … extend MEGA credits to SEIU/MASC and other business … MEDC was offering to SEIU/MASC: MEGA, the … the creation of an SEIU office that could also …

Legal Foundation Defends Clients Caught in a Catch-22

Home-based caregivers caught in the middle.

Shedding Light on Michigan's Administrative State

Tracking interlocal agreements.

Service Employees International Union

… in organized labor. SEIU and six other unions, … Federation. [46] SEIU Joint Council 35, its … members in 2006, making SEIU one of the larger unions … state. [47] SEIU has two locals in Michigan …

Union Omits $12K From Disclosure Form That Was Paid to Keep Health Care 'Dues Skim' Alive

If payment made in 2011 and not reported, it’s ‘very serious,’ labor expert says

… publication. Because the SEIU did not respond to requests … $12,000 payment from the SEIU in February 2012. The … officers. "If the SEIU failed to report expenditures … were forced into the SEIU after a vote most were …

By the Numbers: The Dues Skim

… opted to leave the SEIU once given a choice

Government Incompetence At Its Worst – The Tragedy of the Forced Unionization of Home Health Care Workers

… building that houses the SEIU — the same union collecting … the bill while the SEIU takes money from special … $5,000 from the SEIU on the day the bill … the coffers of the SEIU to be used as they wish. …

Stealth Unionization: The Walking Dead

… was created by the SEIU in 2005 with the assistance … administration. The SEIU, a self-described “militant” … scheme allowed the SEIU to skim more than $32 … close friends. The SEIU formally admitted in …

How Do You Solve A Problem Like A Dues Skim?

… that law passed, the SEIU extended its so-called … Administration and the SEIU in order to create an … against. The MQCCC-SEIU agreement was extended … the only way that the SEIU challenged 2012 PA 76. …

National Right-to-Work

The Union Opt-Out Effort in Michigan and Across the Country

… branch is down 37%. The SEIU has lost more than 50%. …

Home Health Care Dues Still Being Skimmed

Could stop next month

… about six years and the SEIU has taken in more than … will go toward the SEIU effort to lock the “skim” … Scandal Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization … Dues Keep Flowing To SEIU SEIU Sent …

Benenson Strategy Group

A DC public relations firm with a strong partisan tilt. Eleventh in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: The … recipient of $271,800 from SEIU in 2010. Benenson was … campaign in 2008 . SEIU's choice of Benenson …

Senate Shows Support For Ending Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

… International Union (SEIU) targeted dollars … care workers” into the SEIU. The vast majority of … people were unionized, SEIU began collecting dues … swollen to 60,190. SEIU coffers have been enriched …

The Cover Story For the 'Dues Skim'

… International Union (SEIU). That original “cover … much smaller. SEIU targeted the taxpayer … had been unionized, SEIU began collecting dues … skim .” So far, the SEIU has received more than …

By The Numbers

Workers for Opportunity

… payers 5.2%  — SEIU national has experienced …

The Effect of Proposal 4 on the Unionization of In-Home Caregivers

… bargaining power for the SEIU or any subsequent union …

Ballot Petition Signatures Submitted in Home Health Aide Scheme

Attempt to grant dues skim constitutional protection is a ‘disgrace’

… would enshrine the SEIU dues skim in the state … Foundation. “Long before the SEIU and the Granholm Administration … February. A lawyer for the SEIU told the judge the union … elections. “The SEIU has openly admitted …

The End Is Near: 'Skim' Stopper Bill Headed To Gov. Snyder

State Rep.: Unions 'lying' to stop bill

… 1018. In 2005, the SEIU targeted dollars that … nursing homes. The SEIU scheme, involving a … care workers into the SEIU. The majority of the … were unionized, the SEIU began collecting dues …

Union Pushes Ballot Proposal To Keep 'Dues Skim' Alive

… International Union (SEIU) is taking initial steps … drive. This move by the SEIU comes as passage of … language, submitted by an SEIU fronted group, would … Policy, refers to the SEIU ballot proposal effort …

Supreme Court Ends Dues Skim Nationwide

… International Union (SEIU) that unionized these … again involved the SEIU. Eight other states … dues skim filled the SEIU’s coffers with approximately … caregivers. In Illinois, the SEIU’s skim took about $3.6 …

The Stealth Election That Led To The Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

… the coffers of the SEIU including more than … from belonging to the SEIU. Additionally, … a mailing from the SEIU she wouldn't have paid … was an easy task. The SEIU had plenty of people …

Supreme Court Rules Unionization Schemes Involving Home-Based Care Providers Are Illegal

Mackinac Center represented workers similar to those in Illinois who were forced to pay union dues simply because they got state money

… 'dues skim' that the SEIU set up in Michigan was … country. In Michigan, the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … disbanded last year. The SEIU, however, went to great … to delay action. The SEIU also tried to get its …

The Continued Collection of Monies From In-Home Caregivers

… 2012, however, the SEIU sued Gov. Richard Snyder, … withholding money for the SEIU voided the union contract …

Union Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues

U.S. Supreme Court to consider case next week

… International Union (SEIU). From 2005 to 2013, the SEIU had a dues skimming … release on behalf of SEIU Michigan. “We’re … caregivers on behalf of an SEIU affiliate in 2013, its …

Taylor announces concessions

… Local 26M Division of SEIU Local 517, Dec. 8, …

State Government Employee Unions Prosper in Midst of Recession

… Corrections Organization, SEIU Local 526M, was the … bargaining unit. Another SEIU local, 517M, was a big … 6000 $5,838,655.20 $6,053,182.92 +$214,527.72 MI Corrections Org./SEIU 526M $4,959,645.28 $4,840,725.89 -$118,919.39 SEIU 517M $2,433,129.78 $2,721,664.04 +$288,534.26 MI …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Winter 2011-12 Edition

… Bolt from 'Corrupt' SEIU Subsidized Green … Senator Tries to Save SEIU Healthcare ‘Employer’ Despite … In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing I'm …

Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Worse Than Previously Thought

'This is Crony Unionism'

… care workers into the SEIU. With the news media, … their ballots. The SEIU “take” so far is more … used for anything the SEIU desires, including politics. “I … collaboration between the SEIU and the state of Michigan. “Michigan …

Kansas Agencies Stops Helping Pro-ObamaCare Union

… records request by the SEIU, a union that represents … skepticism towards the SEIU, which has given Sebelius and … Reform, no friend of the SEIU, says follow the money . …

Practical and Political Aspects of the New Model

… agency fees by the SEIU in the unionization … 2003. In 2006, the SEIU was reportedly the biggest … campaign. [92] The SEIU has asserted that political … in Michigan. In the SEIU’s federal lawsuit against …

Gov. Snyder Could Replace Board That Helped Facilitate Forced Unionization Of Home-Based Caregivers

If Proposal 4 passes, constitutional amendment would lock in current union-stacked board

… said. In 2005, the SEIU targeted Michigan's … facilities. The SEIU pulled off its scam … mail. As a result, the SEIU has been taking money … has been taken by the SEIU. "I would hope …

Reactions to Forced Unionization

Tea Party groups call practice 'immoral'

… recent member of the SEIU to claim the union's … 'Support Senator Kahn and SEIU. Take money from the … provided is more dues for SEIU, more union campaign … and gives it to the SEIU. And what training is …

Parents Forced to Pay Union Dues, Lawmaker Rakes In Health Care Money

Father: "Considering the dues money we're sending them, maybe they should come over and babysit our kids so we could have one night out.”

… International Union (SEIU). This deduction is … received $2,500 from the SEIU in 2010. However, a … Last month, the SEIU and DMC staged a rally … allegedly belonging to the SEIU. The only impact it's …

Union Loses $4.2 Million After Dues Skim Ends

… International Union (SEIU) targeted the assistance … shoulder. As a result, SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … Labor, membership in SEIU Healthcare Michigan … care. In 2005, the SEIU perpertrated a forced …

How the Forced Unionization of Day Care and Home Health Care Providers Took Place

Anatomy of a Scam: Dues continue to flow

… International Union (SEIU). Union dues have … the coffers of the SEIU. House Bill 4003 … their own making. “SEIU has not responded once … Saginaw] has been a SEIU spearhead against these …

Endnotes

… http://perma.cc/Y7EJ-B2ZV . 16 Paul Pringle, “SEIU Official Steps aside … Scrutinizes L.A. Local of SEIU,” Los Angeles Times , … http://perma.cc/48T7-BAHC . 18 Paul Pringle, “SEIU Alleges Misuse of Funds,” … Winton, “Former Leader of SEIU Local Is Indicted,” …

Supreme Court Ends ‘Dues Skim’ Nationwide

… decades-long membership slump. SEIU began organizing caregivers … arrangement was quite simple: SEIU would convince a state … Medicaid payments to SEIU in the form of union … caregivers greatly enriched SEIU. We exposed a similar …

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Decide if Forced Unionization Violates Constitution

Illinois scheme was focus of MCLF amicus brief

… coffers of AFSCME and the SEIU. “We were in the … but not before the SEIU was able to skim … vulnerable residents. The SEIU had tried to enshrine …

The Legislature Acts to End the Dues Collection

… caregivers to pay the SEIU’s union dues and agency … effect, the MQC3 and the SEIU entered into an extension … Between the MQC3 and the SEIU.”

The ‘Unionization’ of In-Home Caregivers in 2005

… Commission certified the SEIU as the union that would … 2005, the MQC3 and the SEIU presented a petition … both the MQC3 and the SEIU consented to MERC’s … caregivers to approve the SEIU as their representative …

Attorney General Orders Home Health Dues Skim to End

Illegal scheme continued despite law explicitly stating providers are not government employees

… first place.” The SEIU was able to skim the … operating expenses from the SEIU. CapCon also reported … cautioned that the SEIU is trying to pass a …

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… was Proposal 4, the SEIU scheme that allowed … agreement between the SEIU and Michigan Quality … February. The SEIU has taken more than … non-profit organization, the SEIU reportedly spent more …

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Asks MERC to Reverse Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

Seeks return of $3 million in skimmed ‘dues’

… public employees. The SEIU and the MQC3 signed … the court that the SEIU needed the money for … legal challenge against SEIU Healthcare Michigan … interest because the SEIU gave the MQC3 $12,000 …

Stealth Unionization One Step Closer to Ending

Senate committee approves House Bill 4003

… checks and sent to the SEIU. Under that scenario, … Senator Tries to Save SEIU Healthcare ‘Employer’ SEIU Healthcare Michigan … Bolt from 'Corrupt' SEIU

Forced Unionization Scheme Still Collecting Cash – Lawmakers Mystified

… dues flowing to the SEIU. Judy Hendrixson, … was amazed that the SEIU dues are still being taken … checks.” Hendrixson, a former SEIU union representative, … illegal. Next, SEIU took advantage of the …

Flint nixes two administrative pay hikes

… represented by the SEIU are now paying 50 percent …

Mackinac Center Heroes

Profiles of a few of the Michiganders we’ve helped over the years

… adult children when the SEIU unionized them against … voters rejecting an SEIU effort to reinstate …

A Public Employee Union Response

… Public Employees, SEIU Local 517M These … public workers. It is SEIU’s sincere desire that …

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Home-Based Caregivers in Nine States Free from Union Dues Skim

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed two briefs at the High Court regarding the case

… in Michigan with the SEIU’s stealth unionization … in Michigan saw the SEIU skim more than $34 … end last March. The SEIU tried to enshrine its … percentage points. The SEIU was later fined …

Not Much Mystery Behind $9 Million Raised for Prop 4

Proposal 4 supporters expect voters to believe that the union is spending $9,593 per name for a registry

… Proposal 4.  The SEIU is trying to stay out … forced into the union. The SEIU wants the scheme to … essential. "If the SEIU is bankrolling this, … constitution. The SEIU orchestrated the forced …

Home Health Care Bill Signed Into Law

… the Aging. The SEIU then applied to the … contribution from the SEIU the day after Opsommer’s … home page to tally the SEIU’s take from home health … insurance and since the SEIU was helping keep its …

Line 5 is a Textbook Example of Environmental Versus Labor Concerns

The debate has reinforced the blue-green divide

… some unions — like the SEIU — appear to have put … concerned, but the SEIU’s decision to put politics … lobbying. In contrast to the SEIU, the Michigan-based …

Medicaid Dues Skim May Come To An End, After All

Friends, relatives of disabled individuals among those swept into public sector unions

… a contract with the SEIU that had been established … coffers, usually the SEIU or the American Federation … Department of Labor, SEIU Healthcare Michigan’s …

A New Model of Public-Sector Union Organization

… the direction of the SEIU. Many organizers credit … this kind involved the SEIU organizing in-home caregivers … caregivers rejected both the SEIU and AFSCME affiliate, …

News Release: State Government Paid $17.6 Million to Unions in 2008, According to Documents Secured by FOIA Request

“Agency fee” clause means state taxpayers contribute to unions, Mackinac Center analyst says

… Corrections Organization (SEIU Local 526M) $4,959,645.28 SEIU Local 517M $2,433,129.78 Michigan … activities, but both SEIU and AFSCME records show …

Mackinac Wins 2019 State Policy Network Award

… Medicaid payments. The SEIU had unionized thousands …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2013 Edition

… Wobbly on Obamacare SEIU Lays Out Plan to Try …

The Intellectual Firepower Against Right-to-Work

Who's who on right-to-work

… the presidents of the SEIU, AFSCME, the machinists union, …

Conclusion

… backlash against the SEIU and the MQC3 for this …

Mackinac Center Applauds Federal Change Ending Dues Skimming

Unions can no longer skim an estimated $200 million in dues from home health care workers

… their paychecks. The SEIU maintained that these … dropped out of the SEIU affiliate once given …

Even After Right-to-Work, Unions Still Big Political Spenders in Michigan

… reports. The SEIU’s affiliated super PAC, … Whitmer’s campaign. The SEIU Michigan State Council …

Top 25 of 2014

Our most popular offerings of the year

… Proposal 1 SEIU Membership Drops 80 … Misled Members SEIU Allowed to Keep Millions …

No Provisions for Higher Pay or Improved Work Conditions

… were approved, the SEIU would remain the home … between the MQC3 and the SEIU were in force at the …

Prop 4 Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press Ungrounded

… words "union" and "SEIU." Since every … investment — if the SEIU wins.

Michigan Forces Business Owners Into Public-Sector Union

… better known as the SEIU. Fourteen states have … granted a for-profit SEIU subsidiary, the SEIU Member Action Service … it categorized the SEIU subsidiary as a business …

MERC’s Power to Approve the Unionization

… between the MQC3 and the SEIU specifically states: The … bargaining contract with the SEIU are aspirational. They … when the MQC3 and the SEIU approached MERC to certify … above, the MQC3 and SEIU indicated in their petition …

Unionization Ruling Before The Supreme Court Could Be 'Huge'

Political consultant: Ruling could 'dramatically undermine public sector unions'

… Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges … Scheme Infighting At The SEIU How the …

U.S. Supreme Court Discusses Right-to-Work For All Public Employees

Union 'dues skim' case could mean the end of forced unionization of home-based caregivers, others

… Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges … Scheme Infighting At The SEIU How the …

2013 In Review: Worker Freedom, Medicaid Expansion Took Center Stage

… the MEA . The SEIU "Dues Skim" Finally … in a union The SEIU went to great lengths … Skim Confirmed: The SEIU Dues Skim Finally Ends GOP …

The Public Employee Union Problem

… left-wing groups. The SEIU, AFL-CIO and United … to pay money to the SEIU. The " dues skim " … a union subsidiary of the SEIU pushed GOP Senators …

Forced Unionization Campaign Pretending 31-Year-Old Program Doesn't Exist

… alone. In 2005, the SEIU targeted the Home Help … registry. However, the SEIU gave the dummy employer … unionization. That's why the SEIU is trying to lock it …

The Public Employee Union Problem

… going to Democrats. The SEIU, AFL-CIO and United … union subsidiary of the SEIU pushed GOP Senators … taxpayers' money to the SEIU in the form of 'dues.' The …

Alabama Betrayal: Congressman Provides Tea Party Lessons

… contribution  from the SEIU on June 22, six weeks … Republicans and the SEIU for union support of … Day observes that the SEIU endorsed Nofs on August …

Ending the 'Dues Skim' in Michigan

How the government was stopped from taking money from paychecks

… International Union, or SEIU, to be named as the … the council, so the SEIU started to finance it, …

Labor Union Protests Outside Mackinac Center Office

… the media that the SEIU protest was a fitting … the media that the SEIU took over $34 million …

Appointments: A Rarely Recognized Gubernatorial Power

Which can have major effects

… led to the end of the SEIU healthcare dues skim. Governors … extensive . ~~~~~ See also: SEIU Dues Skim Finally Grounds …

Supreme Court Reviews Forced Unionization

… International Union (SEIU) saw the financial assistance … employees of the state. SEIU was designated as the …

All Five Constitutional Amendments Soundly Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed

… would have allowed the SEIU to continue taking $6 … issue here, but the SEIU chose to attach them …

A War of Ideas on All Fronts

The Mackinac Center Fights For Liberty

… Roekel at $460,060. SEIU Dues Skim Although … least February. The SEIU argued in court that …

Proposal To Keep Forced Unionization Intact – It’s All About The Money

… becoming members of the SEIU thanks to the union's "home … Subcommittee, said the SEIU has been exploiting …

Small Biz vs. Big Labor

… money annually to the SEIU union, considered the … also: GOP Senators, SEIU Taxpayer Giveaways, …

What Heroes Might You and I Meet in 2015?

… to be known as the SEIU “dues skim”? Their …

For the Record

… positions. The SEIU is urging home caregivers …

Unionization for the 21st Century: What It Is and What It Is Not

… (and member of the SEIU Ethics Review Board) …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2014 Edition

… this issue: SEIU Membership Drops 80 …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2014 Edition

… Justice System SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Winter 2013 Edition

… In Michigan SEIU Under Investigation …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2013 Edition

… Anti-Republican Rant SEIU Under Investigation …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2013 Edition

… Right-to-Work SEIU ‘Skim Tracker’ Stops …

State of the State: Union Protests Outside Capitol

… thought his union, the SEIU, was worth his time …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2012 Edition

… Home-Based Caregivers SEIU Dues Skim All About …

Making Sense of Michigan's Ballot Proposals

Chart explains supporters, opponents and what the six proposals mean for Michigan

… 4 would allow the SEIU to continue taking money …

Unions in Perpetuity

… union as a result. The SEIU then collects $29 …